2012 â€“ 2014
Experiential Learning Through Internship
The Internship Experience
Experiential Education at Endicott College
earned its reputation as a leader in experiential learning as one of the first colleges in the country to require all students to participate in work experiences related to their academic programs of study. Endicott’s founders believed that students could gain practical experience, sharpen their insights, and increase their skills through participation in internships that align with their career goals. Today, Endicott has a comprehensive academic internship program that remains unique for a college of its size. The Internship is a learning partnership of college faculty, the students, and the site. Key features that make this a strong academic experience include the following: • A pre-professional preparation component is required of all students. • Internships relate to a specific field of study. • Internships are completed as part of graded, credit-bearing courses. • Required learning goals structure the internship activity. • Internship courses have multiple opportunities for reflection, which may include in-person classroom exchange, online threaded discussion, paper assignments, oral presentations, blogs, audio journals, and portfolio pieces. • Internships are assessed from multiple perspectives. Experiential learning courses at Endicott provide a framework for new and deeper learning within the discipline while promoting professional development skills that enable students to explore career options and begin to establish a career direction. The Internship Program is fully integrated into the curriculum and is developmental in nature. For all Bachelor degree candidates, the sequence of internships begins in the freshman and sophomore years with 120-hour internships. In most majors, these experiences are followed in the junior year by professional portfolio-building in which students compile a record of activities,
learning, and materials. The portfolio is used to help secure the semester-long internship, which takes place either during spring of junior year or fall of senior year. Throughout the four-year internship sequence, students are invited to participate in the Emerging Professional Series, offered by the Career Center. The Emerging Professional Series is a sequence of strategically timed career development programs designed to assist with the internship search process. The series addresses topics such as interviewing, networking, and using social media. While participation in internships is required of all students, individual programs and student learning objectives tailor the experience. Clinical education opportunities are provided over
2011/2012 Program Highlights Students on internship...........................1,424 States represented..................................... 32 New internships established.................... 932 International internships........................... 32 Countries represented............................... 17 Semester-interns who receive a job offer from their internship sites...............39% the course of a four-year program for students in Nursing and Athletic Training. Students in Education complete student teaching, and students in Hospitality participate in internships suited to their program requirements. Students majoring in Communication might intern at a major metropolitan newspaper or TV station; students majoring in Art might intern at a museum; and a student majoring in Criminal Justice might secure an internship at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Students receive career positions from their internships at a consistently high rate. Approximately 39% of fall semester-long interns receive a career position from their internship sites. These students worked in internships directly related to their field of study, gaining experience, testing out their majors, and establishing professional contacts that will benefit them throughout their career.
The Internship Experience
Table of Contents Mission Statement............................................................................................................................ 4 Accreditations and Approvals.......................................................................................................... 4 Alumni Profile.....................................................................................................................................5 School of Arts and Sciences ............................................................................................................. 6 School of Business...........................................................................................................................24 School of Communication .............................................................................................................. 28 School of Education ........................................................................................................................33 School of Hospitality Management................................................................................................ 36 School of Nursing ............................................................................................................................41 School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies ................................................................................ 44 School of Visual and Performing Arts ............................................................................................ 56 Administration and Department Listing .............................................................. Inside Back Cover
alumni profile The Internship Experience
Endicott College Mission Statement
Catherine Winfield ’07
The mission of Endicott College is to instill in students an understanding of and an appreciation for professional and liberal studies. Deeply woven within this philosophy is the concept of applied learning, which has been the hallmark of Endicott. Linking classroom and off-campus work experience through required internships remains the most distinguishing feature of the College. Endicott has a vision for the total development of the individual within a community that fosters an appreciation of diversity, international awareness, community service, and moral and ethical values. Endicott is an innovative and vibrant, student-centered institution that supports undergraduate and graduate students in their pursuit of knowledge. Common threads run through the fabric of the Endicott experience: increased self-confidence, stronger professional skills and technological competencies, and perhaps the most valued of all, lives open to change.
current role Graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Master’s of Architecture program Intern at Continuum Innovation West Newton, Massachusetts
endicott semester-long internship Sasaki Associates, Inc. Watertown, Massachusetts
Accreditations and Approvals Accreditations New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Higher Education (NEASC) 209 Burlington Road Bedford, MA 01730-1433 (781) 271-0022 Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Council for Interior Design Accreditation National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Sport Management Review Council of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and North American Society for Sport Management (NASPE-NASSM) Approvals Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing Attorney General of the United States for Non-Quota Foreign Students Immigration and Naturalization, United States Government: J Professional Visa National Association of Sport and Physical Education and the North American Society for Sport Management (NASPE-NASSM), Sport Management Review Council (SMPRC)
The internship program at Endicott clarifies career directions for students and prepares them for professional life. At a time when job scarcity plagues young graduates, having the advantage of prior professional experience and skills developed in the workplace is precious. For me, this opportunity led me to a semester-long internship at Sasaki Associates, Inc., a multi-disciplinary architecture firm with offices in Boston and Shanghai. Upon graduating, I was offered employment by Sasaki and worked there for an additional three years. My time at Sasaki provided me with the opportunity to see a large-scale architectural interiors project from programming through construction. I was able to gain the practitioner’s hours needed for my professional licensure, I was supported through the LEED certification, and I made contacts that aided me through later portions of my career. Following my time at Sasaki, I was accepted into the Master’s of Architecture program at MIT. I would not have been prepared for the rigor nor content of such a program had it not been for the relationships I was able to build during my time at Sasaki. Since coming to MIT,
I have interned at firms such as Kennedy & Violich Architecture and Continuum Innovation, my current position. I was also fortunate enough to work as a research assistant for the MIT Media Lab researching and designing the future of bank branches as financial services become increasingly digital. I was surprised to find that, despite the caliber of the program at MIT, a belief in the importance of internships was not widely held. The expectation of students to know how to network, find jobs, and carve out career niches can be overwhelming; I felt more prepared having had exposure to this during my years in undergrad.
At a time when job scarcity plagues young graduates, having the advantage of prior professional experience and skills developed in the workplace is precious.
I believe that the ethics and standards instilled in the internship program at Endicott are invaluable and rare in this market. My current successes and opportunities are very much tied to beliefs I developed during my undergraduate experience. As I complete my Master’s degree this fall, I will appreciate what potential employment prospects I may have thanks in large part to the professionalism I learned through my internships at Endicott.
School of Arts and Sciences
Massachusetts State Police / Franklin U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement / Boston Department of Children and Families / Salem Chelmsford CARES/Department of Youth Services / Chelmsford Barnstable County Sheriff / Barnstable Allied Barton Security Services / Saugus New Hampshire
Auburn Police Department / Auburn new jersey
Morris County Office of the Prosecutor / Morisstown new york
Bedford Police Department / Bedford Hills
Examples of Past Arts and Sciences Internship Sites
U.S. Marshals Service / Providence
Burlington Probation and Patrol / Burlington
A. Kagan Orthopedics / Fort Meyers
Beacon Analytical Systems, Inc. / Saco Intermed / Portland
L.L. Bean / Freeport
BU-Boston Medical Center, Evans Biomedical Research Center / Boston Cell Signaling Technology / Beverly Daedalus Software / Cambridge Dr. Yelick Laboratory at Tufts University / Boston Entagen / Newburyport Eastpointe Rehab Center / Chelsea Kosh Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT / Cambridge Massachusetts State Police Forensic Services: Office of Alcohol Testing (OAT) / Devens NeuroLogica / Danvers Sage Science / Beverly
Grolier Poetry Bookshop / Cambridge Rockport Publishers / Beverly Everett High School / Everett Improv Asylum / Boston Federal Reserve Bank - Boston / Boston Massachusetts Literary Education And Performance (MassLEAP) / Somerville New Hampshire
Nashua High School South / Nashua New jersey
Library of the Chathams / Chatham
The Veterinary Emergency, Critical Care, and Treatment Center of NH / Newington Schenectady Free Health Clinic / Schenectady
Orange County Arts Council / Sugar Loaf Jonathan Slaff & Associates / New York
RI Analytical / Warwick ohio
Akron Area Arts Association / Akron
Pomfret School / Pomfret massachusetts
MYOMO / Cambridge General Electric - Intelligence Division / Foxborough Gortonâ€™s Seafood / Gloucester EBSCO Publishing / Ipswich Mimio / Cambridge
Sustainable Long Beach / Long Beach connecticut
Aqua Environmental / Newtown GE Corp Environmental Programs WIA / Fairfield Greenwich Land Trust / Greenwich Green Village Initiative / Westport
Roberts Communications Networks / Plymouth hawaii
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park / Hawaii Volcanoes National Park maine
Hannaford Bros., Co. / Scarborough
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch / New London 8
School of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences degree programs are designed to offer both breadth and depth, combining the advantages of a liberal arts education with p Â ractical experience in a work environment. Through Arts and Sciences, students learn to think independently, develop problem-solving skills, and communicate effectively.
School of Arts and Sciences
Appalachian Mountain Club / Boston Massachusetts Audobon Society Drumlin Farms / Lincoln EBI Consulting / Burlington Marshfield Energy Challenge / Marshfield Meridian Associates / Beverly new york
CNA Environmental, Inc. / Ballston Spa
National Action Party / Mexico City, Mexico ProView Global / Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines RACI - Red Argentina para la Cooperación Internacional / Buenos Aires, Argentina Sustainable Development Department - Bermuda Government / Hamilton, Bermuda
Liberal Studies connecticut
A. Ward Spaulding School / Suffield Industrial Air Flow Dynamics, Inc. / Glastonbury Pexagon Technologies, Inc. / Branford American School for the Deaf / West Hartford Big Picture Studios / West Haven Clear Channel Radio / Hartford
Maine for Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Office / Falmouth massachusetts
Barnstable County Courthouse / Barnstable Quayside Publishing / Beverly Beverly High School / Beverly Beverly Historical Department / Beverly Battleship Cove / Fall River Casey & Lundregan P.C. Attorneys at Law / Salem Governor Deval Patrick`s Office / Boston Winchester Middle School / Winchester The Wenham Museum / Wenham The Worcester Historical Museum / Worcester North Reading Middle School / North Reading USS Constitution Museum / Boston
Indiana University, Computational Cognition and Learning Laboratory / Bloomington massachusetts
Anthropologie / Burlington Beverly Bootstraps / Beverly Blessed Sacrament School / Walpole Boston Celtics, Community Relations / Boston Brooksby Village / Peabody Boston Police Department / Boston Franklin Park Zoo / Boston Edgewater Technology / Wakefield new hampshire
Stratham Memorial School / Stratham
Channel 22 / North Hampton
Albert D. Lawton School / Essex international
Agora Comnidad Educativa / Merida, Mexico
East Village Community School / New York
Aldrich House Warwick
Connecticut Department of Children and Families / Willimantic Riverview Hospital / Middletown West Haven Community House Association / West Haven
Watt, Tieder, Hoffar, & Fitzgerald, L.L.P. / McLean massachusetts
Futures Behavior Therapy / Beverly Executive Capacity, LLC / Scituate East Brookfield District Court / East Brookfield Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Patient Relations / Boston CAB Health and Recovery Services / Danvers Centerville Elementary School / Beverly Boston Children’s Hospital, Program in Genomics / Boston Christopher Heights Assisted Living Community / Marlborough
Asociados Panamericanos / Oakland colorado
Experiential Learning International / Denver connecticut
Connecticut Citizen`s Action Group / Hartford Ten Thousand Villages / West Hartford
Dover Teen Center / Dover new york
Depalmer House / Syracuse
Asian American Civic Association / Boston Massachusetts State House / Boston
Hope Club: American Cancer Society / Latham Butler Hospital / Providence Northern Rhode Island Collaborative School / Lincoln
Hinsdale High School / Hinsdale new york
International Business Times / New York
Equine Journeys / Loa international
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Arts and Sciences
U.S. Department of State / Washington D.C.
Young Life Pico Escondidio / Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
Name Anna Giannoni Major/Concentration Liberal Studies Minor Psychology Site Pingree School, Admission Office Site location South Hamilton, Massachusetts
pingree school, admission office
Anna Giannoni During my internship with the Admission Office at the Pingree School, I helped organize events such as the Pingree Scholar Reception and Revisit Day. On Revisit Day, even though we had a well-organized schedule for prospective students and their families, we still ran into unexpected situations. I dealt with these issues head-on; I took initiative and control and was able to effectively diffuse problems. I learned the importance of remaining calm and collected; the calm façade gave me credibility and also prevented others from panicking. In addition to my internship with the Admission Office, I also served as the girls’ assistant JV lacrosse coach, field hockey, and tennis coach. I was involved in student life, sat in on multicultural meetings run by the
students, and was able to observe interviews conducted by my supervisor and the head admission officer. I created a valuable network of people through the faculty and administration. From these experiences, I learned that I would like to coach in the future, preferably at the high school level. Through the experience of my semester internship, I have a better grasp on what life will be like after I graduate. I was able to get a taste, and better understanding of, the real world, and I look forward to the next chapter of my life. Though I have chosen to coach rather than pursue a position in admissions, my internship experience has given me the confidence to know that wherever I end up, I will land on both feet.
“I was involved in student life, sat in on multicultural meetings run by the students, and was able to observe interviews conducted by my supervisor and the head admission officer.” 12
Name Katelyn Kovach
Name Candace Thomas
Major/Concentration Psychology/Human Services
Site Northeast Behavioral Health: Division of Children and Families
Site location Danvers, Massachusetts
Site location Corpus Christi, Texas
Katelyn Kovach Throughout my semester at NeuroLogica, I learned that earning the trust of one’s supervisor is essential to a rewarding and informative internship experience. My supervisor gave me free-range over the CT system, so I had the opportunity to learn how to take a CT scan on my own. This ended up directly benefitting my academic work, as I was able to tie my thesis research into CT scanning. This internship provided me with radiology-specific clinical experience that I do not believe I would have attained elsewhere. My supervisors at NeuroLogica valued my input, leading me to have increased confidence towards my academic work and future positions that I will pursue in this field. While I found the serious “business talk” of my first monthly department meeting intimidating, I was a regular participant in these meetings by
the end of the semester. Since my supervisor traveled regularly, I was responsible for staying on track with my assignments and taking initiative on various tasks. I was able to meet the various challenges that accompanied this lack of constant supervision, and I also realized that it is acceptable and encouraged to ask for help when necessary. When I first began this internship, I was contemplating a career in pharmaceutical sales, but after working at NeuroLogica, I know I would rather work within the medical device industry. Medical device sales and training is a perfect combination of science and business, and this caters to all of my interests. This major career-related decision would have been impossible without the experience I gained during my internship.
“My supervisor gave me free range over all of the CT systems, so I had the opportunity to learn how to take a CT scan on my own.” 14
Northeast Behavioral Health: Division of Children and Families
Candace Thomas I chose to study psychology with a concentration in human services in order to pursue a career in which I can have a positive impact on society. Prior to my internship, I questioned my interest in social work and considered a switch to education; however, this internship allowed me to use my strengths to make a difference in many lives, and it solidified my interest in my chosen field. My Endicott education prepared me well for the tasks I was given at the NBH Division of Children and Families, and the real-world experience I gained at NBH deepened my interest in my academic work and helped me gain insight into my classroom learning. Many of my professors have stressed the importance of interpersonal skills – skills
that cannot be quantified through tests or papers. At NBH, I was able to comprehend the importance of being a team player and developing rapport with clients in this type of environment. I am grateful that I was able to secure an internship in which I could have a direct impact on the clients that the organization was serving. I was given the opportunity to lead an Individual Education Program meeting; analyze educational, psychological, and medical assessments; and help develop new personalized goals for clients in order to enhance their educational experiences. This practical experience deepened my passion and interest in human service organizations.
“I was given the opportunity to lead an IEP meeting; analyze educational, psychological, and medical assessments; and help develop new personalized goals for a client in o rder to enhance his educational experience.” 15
Name Justin Gay Major/Concentration Environmental Science Site Appalachain Mountain Club Site location Boston, Massachusetts
Appalachain Mountain Club
Justin Gay When I entered college, I was undecided about the career path I wanted to pursue. I entered into the Sport Management major, switched to Business, and still I felt that something was missing. I thought about the joy I felt as a child when I lived near a pond catching frogs, building tree forts, and enjoying the outdoors with my friends. (I enjoyed it so much that I arrived home muddy every night!) I came to the realization that I did not want to work inside an office, but rather preferred an entirely different working environment; therefore, I changed my major to Environmental Science. My freshmen year internship with National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) opened my mind to experimental education in the outdoors, and this helped solidify that the change in major was the right choice for me.
My semester-long internship was with the Appalachian Mountain Club as a youth opportunities program coordinator. The mission of the AMC’s Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) is to make the outdoors accessible and meaningful to urban and at-risk youth. The highlight of my internship was using the outdoors as the classroom. YOP supports a wide-variety of excursions from short walks to backpacking expeditions. It was a rewarding experience to see kids “break out of their shells” and discover nature as we traveled to the White Mountains and Blue Hills. The staff of the AMC was a pleasure to work with; I had several mentors and built a strong network within the field. As a result of my internship, I was offered a position upon graduation.
“It was a rewarding experience to see kids ‘break out of their shells’ and discover nature as we traveled to the White Mountains and Blue Hills.” 16
Name Kathleen Kelly Major/Concentration Biology/Biotechnology Minor Psychology Site Ocean Genome Legacy Site location Ipswich, Massachusetts
Ocean Genome Legacy
Kathleen Kelly The Ocean Genome Legacy is a non-profit marine research organization and biological specimen repository dedicated to exploring and preserving the information contained in the genes (DNA) of endangered, rare, unusual, and ecologically critical marine organisms. Largely through donations, they collect, authenticate, catalog, and store these materials, hoping to serve as a catalyst for research that can help to protect marine ecosystems. It was because of my first two internships that I was accepted for a position working in the labs at the Ocean Genome Legacy. I had the combination of research skills and lab techniques that they were seeking.
During my internship, I completed procedures to extract DNA samples from marine animal and plant life. It was very important to be aware of possible contamination; because of the constant threat of extinction, these could potentially be the only samples left of certain o rganisms. Following this internship, I now think more constructively about how to apply what I learned in the classroom to a real life situation, and I know I want to focus more on psychology and clinical research. In the future, I would like to bridge neuroscience and psychology. I plan to pursue a higher degree and, ultimately, would like to earn my Ph.D.
“During my internship, I completed procedures to extract DNA samples of marine animal and plant life.” 18
Name Caitlin Perrier Major/Concentration Psychology/Criminal Justice Site Boston Regional Intelligence Center Site location Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Regional Intelligence Center
Caitlin Perrier The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) at Boston Police Headquarters is a homeland security center that was established after 9/11. Its primary goal is to help agencies collaborate and share information. There are many of these organizations across the country, but BRIC is one of 72 regional ‘fusion’ centers that is supported by the federal government. The FBI, state, and local police share the resources center with them. I worked directly with law enforcement personnel, intelligence analysts, and private law enforcement officials from the New England region. One of my projects was working on The Daily Bulletin, a report outlining street crime a ctivity that had occurred over night. I took inquiries and compiled data from
different communities and provided information on the individuals involved in the crimes. This report was sent to district, local, and state law enforcement and private security. The Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure courses I took at Endicott prepared me for the terminology that I was exposed to at my site; however, I gained the most knowledge by being fully immersed in the internship experience. I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes, analytical approach combined with the possibility of using psychology to predict behavior – a perfect combination of both my majors. I would love to further explore intelligence units, and I am interested in pursuing a federal job in homeland security.
“I worked directly with law enforcement personnel, intelligence analysts, and private law enforcement officials from the New England region.” 20
Name Emily Harrigan Major/Concentration Political Science Site The Office of Governor Deval Patrick Site location Boston, Massachusetts
The Office of Governor Deval Patrick
Emily Harrigan Governor Patrick’s Office of Constituent Services handles all of the Governor’s written and verbal correspondence. When constituents call or write the governor seeking assistance, it is the Office of Constituent Services’ job to put them in contact with the government agency that best fits their specific needs. I answered phone calls, opened the Governor’s mail, and responded accordingly. Often this meant writing letters on behalf of the Governor to individuals across the Commonwealth. Some of the agencies we worked closely with were the Department of Unemployment Assistance, Department of Transitional Assistance, Department of Transportation, Department of Children and Families, Department of Revenue, and Department of Public Utilities.
A tremendous number of people call the Governor’s Office daily with legal issues when they cannot afford to hire an attorney to represent them. We provided the callers with names and contact information to pro bono legal service agencies, but there are not enough pro bono lawyers for everyone that needs representation. Seeing how many people in Massachusetts are in need has made me want to use my future law degree to help people. My internship encouraged me to take risks outside my comfort zone. The experience in Governor Patrick’s office validates my interest in the field of law. Although I received significant scholarships at a number of law schools, I look forward to attending Boston University School of Law in the fall.
“Although I received significant scholarships at a number of law schools, I look forward to attending Boston University School of Law in the fall.” 22
Name Ashley Vosburgh
Name Michael Turner
Major/Concentration English/Creative Writing
Site Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Site Essex County Child Abuse Project, Essex District Attorney’s Office
Site location Boston, Massachusetts
Site location Salem, Massachusetts
Essex County Child Abuse Project, Essex District Attorney’s Office
Ashley Vosburgh At the Essex County Child Abuse Project (ECCAP), I worked with a number of professionals to determine legal action for alleged crimes. To avoid placing children in an intimidating or overwhelming situation, and to prevent secondary victimization or trauma, interviews with alleged child victims were conducted exclusively by the forensic interviewer. All other team members, including law enforcement, attorneys, victim witness advocates, medical professionals, and DCF workers and interns, observed the interviews in a different room – through closedcircuit television – and communicated with the interviewer through a microphone. Observing the questioning of the alleged child victims allowed me to see the culturally and developmentally sensitive way in which situations were handled.
During my time with ECCAP, I worked directly with police officers and detectives and learned about the court system. I observed an entire trial, from jury selection to the reading of the verdict, that involved the physical abuse of a child. The greatest challenge I faced was learning how to separate myself from the stories and cases I was exposed to on a daily basis. The professionals in this field are strong, intelligent, and intuitive; they have been inspirational to me. This internship experience allowed me to apply my education, realize my strengths, and acknowledge areas for personal improvement. It also helped me gain an increased awareness and greater appreciation for my own life.
“I observed an entire trial, from jury selection to the reading of the verdict, that involved the physical abuse of a child.” 24
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Michael Turner I had a great opportunity to work in Boston at the Federal Reserve Bank, which conducts the nation’s monetary policy, supervises and regulates banking institutions, maintains the stability of the financial system, and provides financial services to depository institutions including the U.S. government and official institutions in other countries. It was interesting to see the broad scope of the organization, and I was particularly interested to work in their Research and Education Department. As an English and Creative Writing major, I really appreciated the chance to meet some of the writers who work for the Federal Reserve. It was great to learn about their various roles, and it opened my eyes to
a number of employment opportunities, not only at the Bank but at other kinds of institutions. I’d like to explore more coursework in communications and politics while at Endicott, with the possibility of choosing a minor in one of those fields. The internship helped me see the importance and relevance of our academic studies. It also gave me insight into how those studies can be applied in the workplace. I have definitely matured and developed a new view of the work environment, and I am re-evaluating what I want to do when I graduate. I’ve expanded my choices to include a possible career in media relations, political writing, communications, or marketing.
“I’ve expanded my choices to include a possible career in media relations, political writing, communications, or marketing.” 25
School of business
Accounts Management, Inc. / Berlin Clear Channel Communications, Inc. / Hartford florida
CNL Securities Corp. / Orlando maine
L.L. Bean / Brunswick massachusetts
Amphenol Pcd / Beverly Abiomed / Danvers Aflac / Boston Arnold Worldwide / Boston Choate Investment Advisors / Boston Staples, Inc. / Framingham Gorton’s Seafood / Gloucester Teradyne, Inc. / North Reading
School of business
Each of the Business degree programs have been designed to provide the educational background, ethical bearings, and orientation toward action needed to launch a 21st century career in business. Each program reflects Endicott’s commitment to the integration of liberal, professional, and experiential education.
Liberty Mutual Agency Corporation / Dover Abenaqui Country Club / Rye
Examples of Past Internship Sites
United Group / Troy LexisNexus / New York
Nike / Beaverton
Friedman Kannenberg and Company, PC / Farmington R. L. DePanfilis & Company, LLC / Norwalk massachusetts
AVM Financial Group / Woburn Anthony & Dodge / Beverly Costantino Richards Rizzo, LLP / Wakefield Drago & Company, P.C. / Andover Electric Insurance / Beverly Ernst & Young, LLP / Boston GAP Promotions / Gloucester Gorton’s Seafood / Gloucester Reading Co-operative Bank / Reading Martin J. Scafidi P.C. / Peabody DiCicco, Gulman & Company, LLP / Woburn Boston Financial Management / Boston MFS Investment Management / Boston Morgan & Morgan, P.C. / Hingham
Vermont Business Magazine / South Burlington international
ACE Bermuda / Hamilton, Bermuda Bacardi / Mexico City, Mexico
Fidelity Investments / Merrimack new jersey
LpL Financial / Paramus new york
Merrill Lynch / Latham rhode island
Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) / Middletown Disanto Priest & Co. / Warwick vermont
Seventh Generation / Burlington 26
Name Michelle Backlund
Name Courtney Ouellette
Major/Concentration Business Administration/Marketing
Site Ernst & Young
Site location Boston, Massachusetts
Site GAP Promotions Site location Gloucester, Massachusetts
Ernst & Young
Michelle Backlund At Ernst & Young, I worked in the audit service line of the Financial Services Office; more specifically, I was involved in the audit engagement teams of insurance clients. My internship provided me with the ability to interact with peers from across the globe, ranging from Bulgaria to India to Australia. I was also trusted to interact directly with client contacts; this sharpened my interpersonal skills. I was trusted with sensitive, confidential information relating to the financial performance of various high-profile clients; consequently, I have refined my sense of ethical standards. The knowledge gained through my Auditing course proved very beneficial throughout my internship. The course provided exposure to the auditing process, risk assessment, internal controls, and audit evidence. Although this material was reinforced during training, it was
a dvantageous to have some auditrelated knowledge prior to beginning my internship. Furthermore, I relied on the writing techniques mastered in Business Analysis and Research to draft memos and notes for my engagement teams. After enduring the busy season at a public accounting firm, I am confident that my experience at Endicott has prepared me for a lifelong professional career. While the professors provided me with a strong academic foundation, extracurricular activities – including Collegiate DECA – fostered my leadership skills. I am confident in my ability to succeed as a professional. Interning in a public accounting firm has affirmed my aspiration to pursue my Certified Public Accountant licensure. I am eager to begin a full-time career at Ernst & Young after graduation.
“My internship provided me with the ability to interact with peers from across the globe, ranging from Bulgaria to India to Australia.” 28
Courtney Ouellette GAP Promotions is a full-service promotional products agency that provides innovative, unique, and fully-customized programs and promotional products to some of the world’s leading companies. GAP’s Founder and President, Gayle Piraino, is an Endicott graduate. I enjoyed the youthful, relaxed atmosphere at GAP. I learned much about the dynamics of a small company––GAP has 15 employees––and I look forward to comparing that with the environment of a larger company in my next position. My internship, overall, confirmed my interest in a marketing career. Throughout my internship, I noticed many connections between my classroom learning and my internship responsibilities. For example, as a business student, a lot of my
classroom assignments involved creating PowerPoint presentations. One of my responsibilities at GAP was to form creative ideas for clients and present those ideas in a PowerPoint format. My experience using PowerPoint allowed me to produce quality work. Seeing what I learned in the classroom relate directly to my internship allowed me to return to the classroom when the semester was over and be confident that the knowledge I was gaining would be beneficial to my future career. I was offered a part-time position after the semester was over and continued to work at GAP until I graduated, at which time I was offered a full-time position. I chose to pursue another career option, but it was gratifying to have been given the opportunity.
“One of my responsibilities at GAP was to form creative ideas for clients and present those ideas in a PowerPoint format.” 29
School of communication
Name Ashley DiGiantommaso
Students in the School of Communication are provided with a solid academic background that promotes written and critical thinking skills, as well as theoretical and applied knowledge. Graduates will find themselves in a position to take leadership roles in any of the disciplines aligned with the field of communication.
Major/Concentration Communications/Contemporary Journalism Site WCVB-TV Channel 5 Site location Needham, Massachusetts
WCVB-TV Channel 5
Examples of Past Internship Sites communication
By working closely with the field producers at Chronicle, I was able to gain a better understanding of what is involved in both the preproduction and post-production process of a television show. The field producers’ love for their jobs, as well as the enthusiasm and effort that they put into their work each day, helped me confirm that I want to be a part of the communications industry. One morning when I arrived at my internship, my supervisor asked me if I would be willing to update a show that was going to be rebroadcasted that same night. Typically, when a show is going to be re-aired, interns start making phone calls and working on updates a couple of days in advance. The tight deadline was unnerving at first, but I chose to view it as an opportunity to prove my abil-
Air Age Media / Wilton Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network / Hartford Motion Incorporated / Hartford maine
Ethos Marketing and Design / Westbrook Massachusetts
Cape Cod Times / Hyannis Arnold Worldwide / Boston Aloft Group / Newburyport CGPR Public Relations / Marblehead Comcast Sports Net / Burlington Cybex International / Medway GateHouse Media New England / Danvers Karmaloop.com / Boston Nuance Communications / Burlington new hampshire
Calypso Communications / Portsmouth new jersey
Centricity Group / Bedminster New York
ity to remain level-headed and work under tight deadlines without compromising the quality of my work. Throughout my internship, I developed professional relationships with employees in different departments, and became comfortable voicing my opinion and pitching ideas. It was important to be knowledgeable about all aspects of the field, and therefore, I embraced opportunities that involved working with the teleprompter, switchboards, and audio. I gained a better understanding and appreciation of what it is like to be on-camera, and I also learned what takes place behind-the-scenes. My time spent working with the producers of Chronicle opened my eyes to the world of television and all it has to offer.
The Martha Stewart Show / New York Madison Harding / New York
“I felt it was important to be knowledgeable about all aspects of the field, and therefore I embraced opportunities that involved working with the teleprompter, switchboards, and audio.”
Providence Bruins / Providence international
FM-Aizu / Fushima, Japan Televisa Deportes Network / Mexico City, Mexico 30
Name Megan Nowik Major/Concentration Communications/Contemporary Journalism Minor English Site New England Cable News (NECN) Site location Newton, Massachusetts
New England Cable News (NECN)
Megan Nowik During the first weeks of my internship at NECN, I worked with Jim Braude on his show Broadside, a halfhour opinion-based news show that focuses primarily on politics – a subject I was not previously interested in but took a liking to. I was the only intern chosen to work on the January primaries at NECN’s New Hampshire headquarters. Being right in the middle of the presidential race and meeting many of the candidates was a surreal experience and one that I will never forget. You never understand how important or useful the information you learn in class is until you have an opportunity to apply it within
the professional world. Endicott does not offer a broadcast journalism major, and despite the fact that my internship was in the broadcast industry, I was often able to reference the knowledge I gained from various classes and a pply it to my work. The second I set foot into NECN, I knew journalism was the right career path for me. The e nvironment was friendly, but fast-paced and exciting. Everyone loved their job and worked as a team. NECN allowed me to grow, be independent, and to recognize and exercise my strengths as a person and a professional.
“I was the only intern chosen to work on the January primaries at NECN’s New Hampshire headquarters.” 32
Through a deep understanding of current best practices in teaching and current research-based knowledge of child development and learning theories, Endicott s tudents learn to be responsive, reflective, and ethical decision makers who are committed to empowering all learners. Coursework and field experiences help p re-service teachers move theory into practice, value diversity, and provide opportunity for practical application of national and state standards in key subject areas.
Major/Concentration Communication/Media Studies Site Late Show with David Letterman Site location New York, New York
Late Show with David Letterman
school of education
Name Carly Mearman
Carly Mearman My primary role at the Late Show was to assist with the in-house band, CBS orchestra, and Paul Shaffer. I set up the band and Paul’s dressing rooms, set up the music area on the stage every morning, and went through the music to make sure it was in order. I sat in on every rehearsal in case I was needed to make copies or get a certain piece of music. I was in charge of managing the door that Dave, the executive producers, the writers, and the celebrity guests walk through at the start of the show. I have learned a lot about the television industry; it is interesting to watch television now that I understand the environment behind-thescenes. Living in New York City and working for a renowned network television program allowed me to grow and change as a person. The television industry is a high-paced, highstress environment. The interns at the Late Show are a vital part of
the program and have a huge impact on the show. I learned how to handle tough situations and how to manage my time to meet crucial deadlines. I worked hands-on, backstage during live tapings; one show, I appeared as an audience buffer for Steve Martin (I sat next to Steve Martin in the audience while he did a small skit during the show). I was involved in the annual “Darlene Love Christmas Special” and attended the annual Christmas party hosted by Paul Shaffer. Working at the Late Show affirmed my desire to pursue a career in television – specifically in the talent department as a segment producer developing talent. In this role, I would pre-interview celebrities and coach the celebrities through the process of being on the show. I would enjoy working for any television program, but would prefer a talk show that features promotional guests.
“I was in charge of managing the door that Dave, the executive producers, the writers, and the celebrity guests walk through at the start of the show.” 34
Examples of Past Internship Sites Liberal Studies Teacher Licensure Program Connecticut
John Pettibone School / New Milford American School for the Deaf / West Hartford Massachusetts
Summer Street Elementary School / Lynnfield Blessed Sacrament School / Walpole Charlotte M. Murkland / Lowell Hannah Elementary School / Beverly Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School / Haydenville North of Boston Arts Center / Beverly Manchester Essex Memorial Elementary School / Manchester-by-the-Sea South Lawrence East Elementary School / Lawrence Annie L. Sargent School / Andover Riverside Elementary School / Danvers new hampshire
Mt. Caesar Elementary School / Swanzay Woodland Heights Elementary School / Laconia Rhode Island
Fishing Cove Elementary School / North Kingston 35
Name Michele Martell
Name Sarah Fishman
Major/Concentration Liberal Studies Teacher Licensure/ Early Childhood Education
Major/Concentration Liberal Studies Teacher Licensure Site The Village School
Site Joshua Eaton School
Site location Marblehead, Massachusetts
Site location Reading, Massachusetts
Joshua Eaton School
Michele Martell Time-management was a skill I relied upon often while interning with the Joshua Eaton School. Parents visited to celebrate birthdays, school enrichment events, and even fire drills – forcing me to transition in and out of lessons while keeping the students focused and engaged. Connecting to people both in and outside of the school environment – such as faculty, staff, families, and community members – required a great amount of organization and communication skill. My student-teaching experiences provided me with multiple opportunities to apply what I learned in the classroom. I saw connections between the theory and practice of pedagogy, as well as ties between the internships themselves. I was able to connect my knowledge of
child-development and my experience in creative arts throughout my early childhood and special needs experiences. I took creative risks in my teaching and introduced music, art, and kinesthetic learning in many classrooms. I completed the requirements for three different teaching licensures, took part in an individualized education plan team, and observed classrooms at every grade level from pre-K through grade five. I have always had a passion for teaching and learning, and I had an amazing opportunity to enrich childrens’ lives through education in each of my internship experiences. Watching the joy of discovery and creation in my classrooms was an inspiring experience, and I am very excited to continue my journey towards becoming a teacher.
“I completed the requirements for three different teaching licensures, took part in an individualized education plan team, and observed classrooms at every grade level from pre-K through grade five.” 36
The Village School
Sarah Fishman My student-teaching placement with The Village School involved working in an inclusion setting with 23 students – 16 were developing at a typical rate and seven had special needs. Developing specialized individual instruction for a number of my students, although challenging, was worth the time invested. Each day after school, I worked with a young boy who was part of the METCO program, a state-funded grant program that promotes diversity and educational opportunity for students. The boy commuted from Boston to Marblehead each day. I helped him finish his homework assignments so that, before he got on the bus to go home every day, he was already prepared for the next day at school. Seeing the progress
this student made, by my small actions in working with him, was an incredibly rewarding feeling. My full-semester student teaching experience 100% solidified that I want to be an educator. Being immersed in a classroom setting, around children who are learning and growing every day, was a wonderful experience and one that I would not trade for the world. I was able to work with an amazing cooperating teacher and role model. She was supportive and taught me how to run my own classroom and be a successful teacher. She helped me find my way as a person and a teacher, and I thank her for shaping me into the future educator I plan to one day be.
“Seeing the progress this student made, by my small actions in working with him, was an incredibly rewarding feeling.” 37
School of hospitality management
Name David Linquata
Endicott’s School of Hospitality Management explores the industry through such topics as organizational and strategic management, marketing, cost control, accounting, customer service, legal perspectives, lodging, and restaurant management. To reflect each student’s individual talents and interests, the School of Hospitality Management offers a range of industryrelated courses to gain fundamental knowledge and insight to be competitive in the field.
Major/Concentration Hospitality Management Site Top of the Hub Site location Boston, Massachusetts
top of the hub
David Linquata Examples of Past Internship Sites
I was raised working in the restaurant business; however, my internship at the Top of the Hub allowed me to step away from my family’s business, broaden my awareness of the industry, and view how another establishment functions. My classroom learning introduced me to situations that could potentially arise in the workplace. Through my internship, I was able to address and resolve these problems through practical application. During one of my night shifts, the fire alarms went off unexpectedly while guests were still enjoying their dinners. It was our responsibility to close out each table’s check and escort customers out of the building from the 52nd floor of the Prudential Center tower. Customers were disappointed and noticeably upset.
hospitality management Connecticut
Four Points Sheraton / Meridan Greater Hartford Convention and Visitors Bureau / Hartford Hotel Zero Degrees / Stamford indiana
BMG / Indianapolis maine
Portland Pirates / Portland Massachusetts
Bay State Cruise Company / Boston BodiScience Holistic Spa / Beverly In the Pink Events / Waltham Intercontinental Boston / Boston Meeting Boston / Boston PRRI / Beverly Rafanelli Events / Boston Starlight Childen’s Foundation / Charlestown
This challenging situation put my customer service skills to the test, but it was a pivotal learning point for me. The golden rule of hospitality always applies: treat others how you, yourself, would like to be treated. I use this as a guideline when working with the public. My behavior and actions have a direct impact on the level of satisfaction a customer experiences. This internship experience provided me with a solid foundation in restaurant management and reinforced my passion to be a part of the hospitality industry, but one of my greatest achievements was being offered a management position upon graduation.
Hilton Garden Inn / Portsmouth New York
“My internship at the Top of the Hub allowed me to step away from my family’s business, broaden my awareness of the industry, and view how another establishment functions.”
Saratoga Springs City Center / Saratoga Springs rhode island
Providence Biltmore / Providence washington, D.c.
Kimpton Hotels, Hotel George / Washington D.C. 38
Name Thomas Taricano Major/Concentration Hospitality Management Site Boston Harbor Hotel Site location Boston, Massachusetts
boston harbor hotel
Thomas Taricano I always dreamed of working in a five-star luxury hotel; my internship at The Boston Harbor Hotel allowed me that opportunity. The hotel was fast-paced, demanding, and sometimes exhausting, but it was also exhilarating, engaging, and rewarding. It was interesting to see concepts and practices I had learned in the classroom applied to real-life situations. In the hospitality industry, each day is filled with unexpected events and situations. I became more comfortable dealing with last-minute changes and was able to keep up with the fast-paced Âschedule. My biggest accomplishment was when my supervisor put me in charge of organizing, planning, and executing a four-group tour of the
hotel, followed by a question and answer session. Having been given the assignment the day before the visit, I had to rely on time-management skills to complete this task. I carefully planned each tour so they did not overlap. I coordinated with different departments to give short explanations of their roles at the Boston Harbor Hotel and selected the guest rooms to showcase to the tour groups, which consisted of fellow Endicott Hospitality students. It was rewarding to see it all come together and be able to present the hotel to my peers. During my internship, I developed as a professional and learned to interact with a variety of industry constituents such as co-workers, guests, and clients.
â€œThe hotel was fast-paced, demanding, and sometimes exhausting, but it was also exhilarating, engaging, and rewarding.â€? 40
The School of Nursing prides itself on preparing clinically competent nurses who are prepared to successfully complete the RN National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The graduate of the baccalaureate program is prepared as a generalist to provide care to individuals, families, and community groups, arriving at clinical judgments to promote and maintain health.
Major/Concentration Hospitality Management Site Burlap Site location San Diego, California
School of nursing
Name Ryan Cronin
Ryan Cronin The owner and chef of Burlap, an extremely popular restaurant in San Diego, has four other successful establishments. The interior style of Burlap is “Asian-cowboy fusion”; the walls are garnished with mounted heads of boar, steer, and elk as well as the heads of Chinese dragons to showcase the Asian influence. An influential mentor for me was Chef Sinsay, who was hired as head chef one month before my internship ended. I learned more from Chef Sinsay during this month than I learned in the last seven years I spent as a cook. He instilled values in me that have rippled throughout my personal life as well as my professional life. As a result of my success at Burlap, Chef Sinsay graciously offered me a full-time position after my gradua-
tion. He also made a deal with me: if I maintained contact with him throughout the remainder of the shool year and kept him up-to-date with my academic status, he would fly out with Brian Malarkey and the sous chefs to watch me receive my Endicott diploma. This was a great honor to receive from my new mentor. My entire internship experience was life-changing and humbling. To be totally submerged in the field of my choice, while still enrolled in a bachelor program, gives me an edge over fellow industry workers. The last five months confirmed that the hospitality industry is a career path that I want to pursue in life. I am grateful to the internship program for giving me this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“As a result of my success at Burlap, Chef Sinsay graciously offered me a full-time position after my graduation.” 42
Examples of Past Internship Sites nursing Massachusetts
Anna Jaques / Newburyport Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School / Beverly BayRidge Hospital / Lynn Beeman Memorial Elementary School / Gloucester Beverly High School / Beverly Beverly Hospital / Beverly Boston Medical Center / Boston Bournewood Hospital / Chestnut Hill Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Boston Briscoe Elementary School / Beverly Cerebral Palsy Association of Eastern Massachusetts / Salem Children’s Hospital / Boston Cove Elementary School / Beverly Centerville Elementary School / Beverly Devereux House Nursing Home / Marblehead Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center / Beverly The Herrick House / Beverly Hospice of the North Shore / Danvers Ingalls Elementary School / Lynn Lahey Clinic / Burlington Lawrence General Hospital / Lawrence Massachusetts General Hospital / Boston Melrose/Wakefield Hospital / Melrose Merrimack Valley Hospital / Haverhill North Beverly Elementary School / Beverly North Shore Children’s Hospital / Salem Salem Hospital / Salem Shriners Hospitals for Children / Boston Spaulding Hospital North Shore / Salem Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital / Boston Steward Holy Family Hospital and Medical Center / Methuen Tufts Medical Center / Boston Winchester Hospital / Winchester 43
Name Julia Buresh
Name Courtney Spurr
Site Lawrence General Hospital – Emergency Center
Site Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Site location Lawrence, Massachusetts
Site location Boston, Massachusetts
Lawrence General Hospital
Julia Buresh The emergency department is a swinging door into the land of the unknown. Emergency center staff care for patients of virtually every diagnosis, whether it be a toothache or a multi-system trauma. This element of surprise is what makes nursing in this setting so unique, thrilling, and often challenging. On a Saturday afternoon following a slow morning, you may work on four patients with acute heart attacks in two hours, and on Tuesday morning, you may spend 90% of your time with one very sick pediatric patient. In the emergency center, the game is to expect the unexpected. Emergency center nurses are extremely independent in terms of clinical evaluation and responsibility. The opportunity to work alongside a medical team and gain clinical knowledge as well as care for patients of high acuity levels who need urgent medical care helped me build
confidence in my own critical-care assessment and nursing procedures. This experience was invaluable. Working as a student nurse in this high-stress and high-pressure environment challenged not only my clinical ability, but my strength as an individual. I was required to think, speak, and act of my own accord; in this way, my internship helped me find my voice and inner strength when advocating as a part of the medical team both for my patients and for myself. It helped me shift from the role of a student to the level of a RN. My internship experience provided me with unparalleled access to the world of critical-care nursing in an urban, level I trauma center. It gave me a clearer idea of what it is like to be a part of a trauma team, and also showed me the challenges of day-to-day emergency room nursing.
“I was required to think, speak, and act of my own accord; in this way, my internship helped me find my voice and inner strength when advocating as a part of the medical team both for my patients and for myself.” 44
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Courtney Spurr We only spent half of a semester on maternity nursing; therefore, I gained most of my knowledge about the expectations of an OB/GYN nurse during my internship. I was able to work hands-on, by completing tasks such as reading fetal heart strips, administering medicine, documenting, and more. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the nurses usually take one patient and occasionally two. Towards the end of my internship, my superviing nurse would take two patients so that I could take care of one. She would check in with me often and help wherever needed, but I was given the opportunity to experience
the labor process and delivery with patients almost entirely on my own. I have always taken an interest in labor and delivery nursing, and it was a tremendous opportunity to have practiced my skills at one of the best obstetric hospitals in the country. My internship experience was invaluable to me because of the confidence I gained during my clinical rotations. I was a bit timid and unsure of myself when I started nursing school. Starting my clinical experience was overwhelming and intimidating at first, but being on my own gave me confidence in my abilities and aided my transition from student nurse to professional nurse.
“I was given the opportunity to experience the labor process and delivery with patients almost entirely on my own.” 45
School of sport science and fitness studies
Scarborough High School / Scarborough massachusetts
Harwich High School / Harwich Stoneridge Montessori School / Beverly Melrose Recreation Department / Melrose new hampshire
Lafayette Regional School / Franconia Evergreen Sports Center / Lisbon new jersey
Pomperaug Elementary School / Galloway new york
Drexel Avenue School / Westbury
Examples of Past Internship Sites
Dothan Brook School / Lyme Marion Cross School / Norwich
Connecticut Childrenâ€™s Medical Center/Elite Sports Medicine Center / Farmington Moore Physical Therapy / Wilton Pro Sports Therapy, Inc. / Westford
Anderson Adventure Camp H2o / Pasadena Connecticut
Aspetuck Valley Country Club / Weston Farmington Sports Arena / Farmington Bridgeport Sound Tigers / Bridgeport Wilton YMCA / Wilton Connecticut Sports Management Group / East Hartford
Saco Bay Physical Therapy / Saco massachusetts
South County Physical Therapy / Auburn Holden Physical Therapy / Holden Harrington Memorial Hospital / Southbridge Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network / Billerica Dartmouth High School / South Dartmouth Advantage Sports Medicine / Stoneham Agawam High School / Agawam Pioneer Spine and Sports Physicians / West Springfield Joint Effort Physical Therapy / Taunton
Special Olympics Maine / Portland Alfond Youth Center / Waterville
School of sport science and fitness studies
The mission of the School of Sport Science and Fitness Studies is to prepare students to learn theoretical concepts in the traditional classroom setting and apply these concepts in a sport environment. Students are mentored and guided by the expertise of the Endicott teaching faculty. Small class size, combined with internships, practicums, and clinical experiences play an integral role in the preparation of our students for a changing and competitive sport industry.
Boston Bruins / Boston Boston Celtics / Boston Boston University / Boston Buckingham, Browne & Nichols Prep School / Cambridge Wianno Club / Osterville WEEI Sports Radio Network / Brighton Worcester Sharks / Worcester
Hampshire Hills Sports & Fitness Club / Milford Dartmouth College / Hanover new york
Union College / Schenectady
Adirondack Sports Complex / Queensbury
University Orthopedics / East Greenwich
ESPN Cleveland WKNR / Cleveland
Sharon Health Center / Sharon
Brown University / Providence texas
Elite Player Development / Dallas
Litchfield Intermediate School / Litchfield Terryville High School / Terryville Pomperaug Elementary School / Southbury Clark Lane Middle School / Waterford Head Oâ€™Meadow Elementary School / Newtown William H. Hall High School / West Hartford
Name Adam Benoit
Name Katy Hasek
Major/Concentration Sport Management
Major/Concentration Sport Management
Site Foundation Management and Pro-Productions
Minor Computer Science
Site location Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Site Boston Bruins – TD Garden Site location Boston, Massachusetts
Foundation Management and Pro-Productions
Adam Benoit I have been affiliated with FMP Production since I was a freshman, as an employee and an intern. The organization continually challenged me and increased my responsibility, which was very fulfilling. At FMP Productions, I was involved in event planning. There were unexpected events that occurred daily which kept me on my toes. I learned to not worry about the problem but rather to find a solution. During my time at FMP, I had the opportunity to meet some of my favorite athletes, including Kevin Faulk, Jason Varitek, Milan Lucic, Shawn Thornton, Julian Edelman, Ray Bourque, and others.
The professional world is unlike the classroom experience in many different ways, and this internship provided me with insight on how to be successful. I believe that I am more dedicated and hardworking, and I place more value on what I truly want out of life. Before entering college, I had an idea about my career path. After completing this internship, I discovered that I truly enjoy the event planning and the sports marketing aspects of FMP Productions, and I am honored to be a full-time employee there now.
“During my time at FMP, I had the opportunity to meet some of my favorite athletes, including Kevin Faulk, Jason Varitek, Milan Lucic, Shawn Thornton, Julian Edelman, Ray Bourque, and others.” 48
Katy Hasek I had the incredible opportunity to intern with the Boston Bruins while they were on their journey towards winning the Stanley Cup. The season was full of ups and downs, but the last day of my internship, the day of the Stanley Cup championship parade, was an unforgettable ending to a long and enjoyable six month journey of my own. The Bruins are not strictly a professional sports organization; the business aspect behind their organization encompasses many aspects of sports management. When working at the Garden, there was often pressure to address unexpected issues gracefully and in a timely manner. I learned that to avoid more mistakes, it was important to stay calm and not panic. If I made a mistake, it
would be witnessed not only by my co-workers and superiors, but by 18,000 fans as well. While striving to meet this high level of professionalism, I became a much more diligent worker and a stronger individual. After working with the Bruins, my career goals have changed. I am still passionate about professional sports, but do not envision a lifelong career in this field. The industry requires long hours, which is tolerable at a young age, but I am a very family-oriented person and will need to find an aspect of sports that I can work in while raising a family. Whatever the future holds, I will take my Bruins experience and relationships with me.
“The Bruins are not strictly a professional sports organization; the business aspect behind their organization encompasses many aspects of sports management.” 49
Name Michelle Lawson Major/Concentration Sport Management Minor Athletic Coaching Site The Jimmy Fund Golf Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Site location Brookline, Massachusetts
The Jimmy Fund Golf Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Michelle Lawson Upon entering college, my mind was set on a career in professional sports. When I was young, my mother was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a form of cancer found in the lymph nodes. My strong belief in charity work, combined with three previous internship experiences working with professional sports teams, made an internship with the Jimmy Fund Golf Program a perfect fit for me, both personally and professionally. I was involved with organizing the Jimmy Fund Golf Classic, which gives recognition and acknowledgement to the top donors of the organization. I performed research on brand extensions of Jimmy Fund Golf such as golf-a-thons and mini golf, which are now branches of the Jimmy Fund. I volunteered at the Amica Challenge Field Day in Dedham, Massachusetts, an event created to
celebrate saving lives alongside the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Conversing with children who had been diagnosed with leukemia and women who battled breast cancer made me proud to work in this organization. Through our fundraising, we were giving the best treatment to those in need and 93% of donations were going to cancer care and research. This experience was life-changing. Working for the Jimmy Fund Golf Program was a welcome change from my previous internships in professonal sports. Giving back to others gave me satisfaction and a positive outlook. The experience was a major turning point in my career path, as it gave me awareness on cause marketing and fundraising by using sport as an outlet and it opened my interests up to the nonprofit sector of the sports industry.
“Conversing with children who had been diagnosed with leukemia and women who battled breast cancer made me proud of the organization I was working for.” 50
Name Nick Goldman
Name Alysha Pinkerd
Major/Concentration Physical Education Teacher Licensure
Major/Concentration Athletic Training
Site Gordon College Athletic Training
Site Danvers High School & Thorpe Elementary School
Site location Wenham, Massachusetts
Site location Danvers, Massachusetts
Danvers High School & Thorpe Elementary School
Nick Goldman My teaching skills and confidence in my ability to handle unexpected events increased greatly through my student-teaching experiences at Danvers High School and Thorpe Elementary School. I was able to utilize many of the lessons I created for my classes at Endicott in my teaching practice, and this allowed me to have a fresh lesson each day. Towards the end of my semester internship, I was comfortable running a classroom entirely on my own. From picking a unit, planning a lesson, executing the lesson, and
evaluating the students, I felt my internship had given me the skills I needed to effectively run my own classroom. My time spent student-teaching affirmed my future goal of becoming a physical education teacher. The privilege of working at both a high school and an elementary school gave me the opportunity to be exposed to a wide range of age groups, which showed me that each group offers a different enviroment and experience.
“From picking a unit, planning a lesson, executing the lesson, and evaluating the students, I felt my internship had given me the skills I needed to effectively run my own classroom.” 52
Gordon College Athletic Training
Alysha Pinkerd My internship in college athletic training allowed me the opportunity to work with real-life injuries rather than a textbook presentation of them. This challenged me to apply what I learned in class to identify and treat injuries. I learned to appropriately communicate between the athlete, athletic training staff, and the coaching staff. Every day I encountered a situation where I had to use basic skills or advanced knowledge that we had discussed in class, allowing me to apply, and therefore internalize, these concepts for future use. My most significant accomplishment as an athletic trainer was becoming the kind of individual athletes trusted to address their injuries
or concerns. Knowing the athletes had confidence in my abilities allowed me to become more comfortable and apply my knowledge with confidence. I left my internship experience with a wealth of relationships, contacts, and clinical knowledge that will help guide me in my professional career. This internship affirmed my future goal of becoming an orthopedic physician’s assistant. It allowed me to put my commitment to sports medicine to the test. It also gave me the opportunity to speak with physicians and physical therapists about orthopedics and what the field involves.
“I left my internship experience with a wealth of relationships, contacts, and clinical knowledge that will help guide me in my professional career.” 53
Name Jonathan Luszcz Major/Concentration Sport Management Minor Business Administration Site Harvard University Site location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jonathan Luszcz My semester-long internship in the Athletic Communication Office at Harvard University was a great extension of my classroom experience. After taking a sport and media class, I saw an actual press conference. After taking an organizational administration class, I witnessed how an athletic department serves the entire community. I was involved in the operations and communications aspects of events. I became comfortable working with various software packages that were essential to the position, such as Adobe Creative Suite and Statcrew. Harvard’s athletic department is large, with 42 sports and five sports information directors. I assisted with many sports and drafted previews for upcoming men’s and women’s soccer games. Several of the previews were published to
the Harvard website, and several photographs that I took from various games were put up for sale and viewed on the website. I wrote biographies of players and added game results and stats to the website as they came in. I performed archives research and updated records to preserve history. I also learned how to edit video which will be a tremendous benefit to me. Despite long working days, my internship was an enjoyable experience that allowed me to participate in a variety of tasks each day; I rarely felt as though I was working. Being involved in the excitement of an athletic event was well-worth the long hours and stress. Overall, my internship was a well-rounded and realistic experience of what it is like to work for an athletic department at the collegiate level.
“I became comfortable working with various software packages that were essential to the position, such as Adobe Creative Suite and Statcrew.” 54
Name Aaron Karkow
Name Max Steinberger
Major/Concentration Athletic Training
Major/Concentration Sport Management
Site Endicott College
Site North Shore Academy
Site location Beverly, Massachusetts
Site location Beverly, Massachusetts
Aaron Karkow I understand that a combination of field knowledge, practical experience, and learned skills are necessary to achieve my goal of serving as an athletic trainer for a Division I athletic program; I recieved all of these as an athletic training intern at Endicott. I enjoyed being in the athletic training room and working with athletes on the rehabilitation of an injury or on their strength and conditioning to help them perform at the highest level possible. It was rewarding to see an athlete recover from an injury and be successful on the field or court, knowing that I played a role in his or her recovery. The clinical experience allowed me to better understand and perform the treatments that I learned in class. A component called “evi-
dence based practice” incorporates support of literature in the clinical setting. A trainer must take the most recent proven methods to treat athletes, incorporate their clinical experiences, and create a method that works best for their needs. Each athletic trainer is different, and although the end goal is the same, each trainer takes a different approach. My internship experience allowed me to combine what I learned in the classroom with my clinical knowledge to create my own identity as an athletic trainer. Next year, I will be a graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I will take with me the confidence I gained to appropriately identify and treat various injuries without second-guessing myself or searching for help.
“I understand that a combination of field knowledge, practical experience, and learned skills are necessary to achieve my goal of serving as an athletic trainer at a Division I athletic program.” 56
North shore academy
Max Steinberger Working at an alternative high school, I encountered a variety of events that caught me off-guard. It is vital that situations are handled properly in order to ensure the students’ safety. I learned to use quick, but rational, thinking in order to maintain a stable learning environment for my students. My internship enhanced my classroom learning because I was able to experience the classroom from the perspective of a teacher rather than a student. I now understand what a teacher looks for in their student’s behavior as well as in the work they put forth.
This experience definitely opened my eyes up to the world of teaching. Prior to the internship, my heart was set on working in a professional marketing department of a sports organization, but now I can picture myself pursuing a career in education as a possible alternative and am extremely confident that it would be an amazing experience. Although my internship was mentally taxing – because I was not accustomed to working with students who struggle with social, emotional, physical, and/or behavioral issues – it was the most fulfilling work experience that I have ever had.
“I learned to use quick, but rational, thinking in order to maintain a stable learning environment for my students.” 57
School of visual and performing arts
Burt Hill / Boston CURRIER & Associates, Inc. / Newburyport Carpenter and MacNeille / Essex Cube 3 Studio / Lawrence Duffy Design Group / Boston Siemasko & Verbridge / Beverly Elkus Manfredi / Boston new york
Andrew W. Giamabertone & Associates / Cold Spring Harbor Bluarch Architecture + Interiors / New York Perkins Eastman / New York Smart Design Architecture / Batavia rhode island
East Coast Designs / East Greenwich vermont
UVM Facilities Design and Construction / Burlington
visual communications california
Examples of Past Internship Sites
IE Design + Communications / Hermosa Beach connecticut
Ajar Communications / Manchester
Might & Maine / Portland
Bangor Daily News / Bangor
Boston Magazine / Boston EBSCO Publishing / Ipswich BlueLuna / Peabody Evolution Marketing & Design / Boston GAP Promotions / Gloucester New England Cable News / Newton Hotshots Advertising Photography / Salem Massachusetts General Hospital / Boston
Cape Anne Art Haven / Gloucester Cardinal Cushings Centers / Hanover Dana Farber Cancer Institute / Boston Express Yourself / Beverly Gateway Arts Studio / Brookline Hearthstone Alzheimer`s Foundation / Woburn
School of visual and performing arts
In the School of Visual and Performing Arts, programs of study integrate theory, practice, and history so students can respond to the rapidly changing demands within the arts professions. Balancing the theoretical with the practical and classroom exercises with internship experiences are hallmarks of the School of Visual and Performing Arts.
Mannix Marketing / Glenn Falls
Music Institute of Chicago`s Institute for Therapy through the Arts / Evanston Gala Gallery / Chicago
Newport & Bristol County Convention & Visitors Bureau / Newport
Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center / Greenfield
IASA COMUNICACION / Mexico City Lift Coffee Company / British Columbia, Canada
The Natori Company / New York Huntington Hospital / Huntington vermont
Burlington City of Arts / Burlington international
Los Pipitos / Managua, Nicaragua
interior design connecticut
Amenta/Emma Architects / Stamford Ni Design / Farmington Catherine Cleare Interiors / Westport maine
PDT Architects / Portland
Name Courtney Linehan
Name Anna Doten
Major/Concentration Visual Communications/ Graphic Design
Major/Concentration Fine Arts/ Creative Arts Therapy
Site Boston Magazine
Site location Boston, Massachusetts
Site The Arc of Middlesex County/Life Choices Site location Reading, Massachusetts
Courtney Linehan I worked closely with the art director at Boston Magazine. I was able to utilize the skills I learned in the classroom to help broaden my knowledge of the field. This experience gave me a better understanding of what my strengths were and what areas I needed to continue developing to be a better designer. I had several of my design works printed in Boston Magazine, which was a gratifying accomplishment.
Taking on a role of responsibility, where people depended on me to complete my tasks on time in order to produce the magazine, made me feel important. There are a variety of positions within the design field that are available to chose from, but my internship affirmed that I want to be a graphic designer upon graduation from Endicott.
“I had several of my design works printed in Boston Magazine, which was a gratifying accomplishment.” 60
The Arc of Middlesex County/Life Choices
Anna Doten As a Creative Arts Therapy major and Psychology minor, my challenge was to identify an internship that would allow me to combine my skills and passions while also providing a practical, career-related experience. At EMARC/Life Choices, a dayhab program that teaches life skills to adults with developmental disabilities, I was given an opportunity to use my talents to impact other people, allowing me to envision a career in which I can best utilize my strengths. There are certain aspects of working with this population that could only be learned through direct interaction and experience. Initially, certain aspects of the job seemed intimidating. As a person who dislikes confrontation, I never thought I would be able to handle an indi-
vidual becoming angry or upset and needing help to calm down. When it happened and I had to take action, I realized that my intuition is always there to help me make the necessary steps in resolving a crisis. Being surrounded by people of varying abilities opened my eyes to the illusion of “normal” and how dangerously easy it is to categorize people by their abilities. This applies to their art as well: it was essential to practice unbiased empathy, and remember that a person and their art are so much more than their diagnosis. I was both humbled by my experience and emboldened by the staff and program participants who provided me with unconditional support throughout my internship.
“It was essential to practice unbiased empathy, and remember that a person and their art are so much more than their diagnosis.” 61
Name Brittany Kane Major/Concentration Interior Design/ Sustainable Design Site Duffy Design Group Site location Boston, Massachusetts
Duffy Design Group
Brittany Kane I grew as an individual through my internship with Duffy Design Group due to the unexpected events that are inherent to the field of interior design. Often, deadlines would change, shipments would be canceled, clients would change their minds, and mistakes would be made. I learned that being prepared for anything was helpful towards keeping a client happy while resolving any issue that arose. One of the biggest challenges I faced was time management. It can be difficult to juggle many different tasks for various people and clients; often, multiple deadlines had to be met at the same time. I learned to cope with this as well as how to prioritize. I was given the opportunity to take on responsibilities in a “designer role,” which is not typical for an intern. This allowed me to express my
creativity, but I also gained an understanding of how limitations such as budget, building codes, and lighting play a role in design. This experience contributed to my academics; during my senior thesis, I had a better understanding of how to be budgetconscious when specifying materials. This made my thesis project more realistic. Originally, I wanted to work on commercial projects, however a fter working on both residential and commercial projects at Duffy Design Group, I realized that I appreciate both and enjoy the variety. The professional skills I gained dealing with vendors, clients, and colleagues give me the confidence I need to venture into the work force. I am grateful to have been offered a position with Duffy Design Group upon graduation.
“The professional skills I gained dealing with vendors, clients, and colleagues give me the confidence I need to venture into the work force.” 62
Name Eva Cheng
Name Kara McGuane
Major/Concentration Interior Design / Sustainability
Major/Concentration Interior Design/ Sustainable Design
Site Meridian Associates
Site Dyer Brown Architects
Site location Beverly, Massachusetts
Site location Boston, Massachusetts
Eva Cheng Meridian Associates provides land development, land surveying, civil engineering, renewable energy, and sustainability consulting services to corporate, commercial, industrial, institutional and public sector clients. Meridian’s sustainability arm focuses on energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy (feasibility studies, grant proposals, permitting, construction), LEED assessment, water efficiency, zero waste services, education, policy de-
velopment and environmental sustainable development consulting. Through my internship, I became more aware of global situations regarding green technology and the development of green products. I gained knowledge about sustainability, my concentration area within interior design at Endicott. I developed greater selfconfidence and more professional insights into the importance of green energy and its mission.
“Through my internship, I became more aware of global situations regarding green technology and the development of green products.” 64
Dyer Brown Architects
Kara McGuane Dyer Brown Architects is an a rchitecture firm that specializes in renovating corporate design. My internship with Dyer Brown Architects allowed me an opportunity to design at a professional level and taught me how to graphically organize my board layouts. I brought these techniques back into the classroom by focusing on simple and sophisticated presentations. This internship made me more aware of how much business affects design opportunities. There are many obstacles a company must overcome to survive a down economy. I learned to be positive and pro-active no matter what obstacles arose. My most significant accomplishment was contributing to a project
Dyer Brown bid on. This particular client selected the work that I helped build 3-dimensionally in the software program Sketch-Up. It was gratifying to have played such an integral role in this design project; one of the best feelings a designer can have is to see their work come to life. While I enjoyed working with office renovations, I would like to expand my design avenue to other parts of commercial design. I prefer to work with commercial interiors vs. residential interiors and would like to work for an architecture firm that allows me to explore a variety of design opportunities such as retail, higher education, or non-profit recreations.
“This particular client selected the work that I helped build 3-dimensionally in the software program Sketch-Up. “ 65
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